WHS National Recognition Awards

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Ways to Earn Positive Recognition at WHS

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    WAYS TO EARN POSITIVE RECOGNITION AT WHS

    Honor Rolls—Students may earn recognition on one of two Honor Rolls. To be placed on the Honor Roll, a student must earn from 3.33 to 3.99 in any given semester.  If a student earns a 4.0 grade point average or above the student would be recognized as earning High Honor Roll status.

    National Honor Society— A faculty council examines students to be selected based on their academic, service, character and leadership performances.  This is awarded to juniors or seniors.  

    300 Credit Club—A student who earns 300 credits during their 4 years at WHS would earn a 300 Credit medallion to be worn at graduation.  300 Credit Club winners have maximized their high school experience.

    Valedictorian—The student who achieves the highest grade point average in the class is considered the Valedictorian.  Typically, the valedictorian speaks at Graduation Commencement.

    Salutatorian—The second ranked student in each class is recognized as the Salutatorian.  The Salutatorian is presented a medallion that is worn at graduation.

    AP Scholar—To become an AP (Advanced Placement) Scholar, a student must earn the score of 3 or higher on at least 3 AP examinations.  This level of scholarship is tremendously prestigious.

    AP Diploma Recipient—Starting with the Class of 2009, students will be recognized at graduation as AP Diploma Recipients if they take AP course, test, and earn a B- or higher in five or more AP classes during their high given semester.  If a student earns a 4.0 grade point average or above the student would be recognized as earning High Honor Roll status.

    National Honor Society— A faculty council examines students to be selected based on their academic, service, character and leadership performances.  This is awarded to juniors or seniors.  

    300 Credit Club—A student who earns 300 credits during their 4 years at WHS would earn a 300 Credit medallion to be worn at graduation.  300 Credit Club winners have maximized their high school experience.

    Valedictorian—The student who achieves the highest grade point average in the class is considered the Valedictorian.  Typically, the valedictorian speaks at Graduation Commencement.

    Salutatorian—The second ranked student in each class is recognized as the Salutatorian.  The Salutatorian is presented a medallion that is worn at graduation.

    AP Scholar—To become an AP (Advanced Placement) Scholar, a student must earn the score of 3 or higher on at least 3 AP examinations.  This level of scholarship is tremendously prestigious.

    AP Diploma Recipient—Starting with the Class of 2009, students will be recognized at graduation as AP Diploma Recipients if they take AP course, test, and earn a B- or higher in five or more AP classes during their high odstock District #200 School Board recognizes students for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions during their high school career.  The five categories recognized are athletics, community contribution, fine arts, personal achievement and scholarship.

    Departmental Awards—Each department awards special recognition to students who have displayed the highest levels of accomplishments within each individual discipline.  The awards are presented at the Senior Honors Assembly in May.

    Student of the Month—Each month students are selected by WHS Staff to reward students who contribute to WHS on a daily basis. Qualifing criteria includes attendance, academics, attitude, and citizenship. With this recognition, each nominated Blue Streak, and their family, is invited to the Blue Streak Breakfast and gets a photo taken that is placed throughtout the school.

     

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